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Harpoon Leviathan - Czernobog | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
3.99/5
Very Good
148 Ratings
Harpoon Leviathan - CzernobogHarpoon Leviathan - Czernobog
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheManiacalOne on 12-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,558
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
148
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Manticore
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 22 oz 2014 bottle poured into a Porter Bar goblet. It pours with a dark, opaque, near black body that has thin dark ruby edges and a short tan head.

Aroma - Fruity, with notes of dates, figs and plums, Dark roast malts with little alcohol in the nose.

Flavor: Rich, strong and boozy. Dark fruits, hints of coffee; light burnt grains and smoke. Sweet up front but turns mildly bitter by the time the aftertaste starts to fade.

Feel - Full bodied, rich in velvet texture; Lightly hot in the mouth and quite warming upon swallowing.

O - A rich RIS; with about 2 years of aging, the boozy element is well hidden in the aroma but not the taste.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours a very dark brown, even black, with a brown head, which lasts. Roasted malt, cocoa and coffee in the nose. Taste follows the nose, Yum!

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Photo of barczar
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 vintage, so score set to current average.

Cocoa dominates the aroma, fairly sweet, with hints of dark cherries, tar, and roast malt adding complexity.

Flavor is cocoa dominant, fairly sweet, becoming roasty with a hint of sharp dark fruit initially. Fades to roast and toasted, nutty malt at the finish. Notes of dark cherry become more pronounced as it warms, but the cocoa still dominates and lingers. Good stuff! Would give it a similar score. Could easily age longer.

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Photo of ksimons
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-almost black in color with two fingers worth of dark tan head

S-roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, and some dark fruits

T-taste is similar to the smell with dark roasted malts, dark coffee, chocolate, and light dark fruits

M-medium to full body, moderate carbonation

Overall a nice roasted RIS with good chocolate sweetness, pretty enjoyable

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2.99/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark black, with a small head, and a little bit of a lacing.

Smells like booze, bourbon, chocolate, and dark fruits.

This has a weirdly strong bourbony flavor to it, even though it's not barrel-aged.I could just be mistaking bourbon flavor for boozy flavor, who knows. There is some chocolate, and dark fruits, but this just feels mostly like a thin boozy stout with not much to offer, unfortunately. Not all that impressed here.

This is kind of thin bodied, with a lower level of carbonation. I wish it was way creamier, honestly.

This feels a bit too boozy with not a whole lot else going on.

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Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.81/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer21
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.92/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2015 stamped on the bottle; other than that no dating. Super dark brown almost black pour with quite a thick, frothy khaki colored head despite care in pouring into a Smuttynose snifter. Mahogany aura along the edge with small carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of roasted malts and chocolate but rather subdued. Flavor is of chocolate, tar, ash, molasses, and coffee. Medium to full bodied and pretty thick but more of a creamy feel on the palate. Czernobog was a gamble when I found it but I was overly surprised by this RIS and it was better than expected. Well done!

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Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jp32
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black in color with minimal head retention.

Aroma is roasted, malty, and somewhat sweet.

Flavor is roasted, malty, and somewhat dry. Pretty spot-on for the style, without any bells and whistles.

A nice, solid, good russian imperial stout.

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Photo of Happyyb
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on Nov 27, 2015.

It pours dark brown to near black with a modest tam head.

The aroma is basically sweet with a good character of caramel malts in there.

Medium smooth body.

Notable caramel malt sweetness in the taste but also a cellar-aged mustiness in this. Seems like it has been around and I enjoy that.

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Photo of Botulizard
4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tekstr1der
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite black pour with very little brown head. Aroma is mostly roast malt with a faint smokiness. Flavors are of cocoa with a mild sweetness, very roasty, and slight hint of ripe fruit. Very balanced and clean finish make this super drinkable for the style. Alcohol is well-hidden.

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Photo of Copperstripes
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So interesting and delicious. Felt like I was drinking a campfire.

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